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In the book The Lord of the Flies the beast turns out to be the boys worstenemy even though it never really existed The beast turned out to be theboys themselves They were all scared the beast would kill them but theyended up hurting or killing themselves just by defending themselves from theThe first sign of the beast was when the boys were first scared Whenthe little boy told the rest of the boys about the snake-thing he saw in thewoods he refers to it as the beastie None of the boys really believe him butin all their minds it gets them thinking and worring about whats on the islandand if there are any beasts of some sortThe beast occurs any time the boys are frightened If they hear a noisein the woods it must have be the beast If they see something that scaresthem it must be the beast This freightenment works the boys up so much thattheir primary goal is to kill the beast In the end they kill themselves andthey realize that they were running from themselves The beast never existedI think the author Golding felt the same why when he wrote the book The beast is the boys and it ends up being their worst nightmare and theydont even know it That interpetation of the beast changed throughout thebook and i began to realize what the author meant by the beast
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